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i will turn this over to the mayor to make a few remarks. >> thank you, everyone, for participating on this meeting. as you know, it is obviously not a high priority. we're using every opportunity to practice. we are engaging our businesses, making sure that everyone has the supplies. i do strongly feel that what we're doing is going to allow us to recover so well after any
major incidents. i just came back from celebrating the final signing and recognition of the america's cup. the reality is 500,000 people, maybe a weekly basis. we have posted 3 different workshop scenarios to handle crowd and responses and getting ready for all of the anticipated populace that will come into the city. while we enjoy of course the big economic contribution to the work force and to business, we also have to be focused on everyone's safety. that is partly what makes the event so successful. the more that we do that with all of our partners here, the more the event will be safe, therefore more successful.
i am also very interested in every type about reach that we do in our neighborhoods and thank you, supervisor cohen, for joining us. i know that we are trying to be creative and constantly reminding people about to the equipment and products that they should have. there is going to be another effort to make sure that we have a campaign to educate our public to get the right equipment and have it available to them. this is being planned and it is called "what are you shopping for?" we take every opportunity to
remind everyone. thanks to our fire chief and his wife and to her work that we properly use the month of april. this takes advantage of the commemoration of the 1906 earthquake. those of you that did that, we will thank you for next year. it does what it is supposed to do. it gets everyone's attention. this is a commemoration, also a reminder of what we can do. the more kids that we can get attention to your club of the more they will have a culture. this should be the way that we live our lives in the san francisco bay, to be ready and to be a collaborative. to be ready no longer just to help yourself.
we will move beyond that. it is about you being prepared and then being prepared to help someone else. that will be thematic for everything. we celebrate this and all of our relationships. this is with our business community or with our groups. thank you for being part of this and keeping a vigilant with the education. the collaboration with the nonprofits, from the red cross, to the interfaith council, and our business leaders. i do think that our emergency response department has really felt that they are no longer by themselves and they have a lot partnerships to respond with
because everyone has elevated their attention and preparation. >> thank you. >> i have a very brief directors report today. i wanted to let everyone know that the board of supervisors will be approving the 2011 -- appropriations which will bring about $35 million into the bay area. of that, 5.5 million is going to san francisco. we were waiting for the guidelines for 2012. the bay area receive a reduction in funding. this coming year, year 2012. even though our relatives for went from 5 in the nation to
numberfour. we received a larger cut than chicago. they received a 13% cut. given that our mayor and other local mayors sent a letter to secretary of paul lozano expressing their distress with this -- secretary napalitano expressing their distress with this. we are really hoping that the attention that we have given this is going to help us in 2013 and that we will not be hit again and hopefully our allocations will go back out. i wanted to update you on the system, the interoperable communications system. i talked about it before motorola got the funding.
1 of 7 areas in the country to receive this finding to start to build out this system. we have put together a regional joint powers agreement which the chief and myself sit on 4 san francisco. lots of good things happening. congress in february, you have probably heard this come up last new lead -- probably heard about this, passed new legislation. there will be a larger area of legislation. the problem is that it is transferring responsibility from the fcc over to and cia for developing this program. -- over to ntia for developing this program. the new board that congress establish will be set up in august and we are not sure yet exactly what will happen.
we are continuing to move forward although ntia has cautioned us to slow down a little bit. we were trying to meet every single 1 of the federal deadlines because the original finding was -- funding was rf funding. we have to slow down. we did have a phone conversation with 1 of the undersecretaries in washington and i feel confident that will continue to move forward and we will be 1 of the first to build out our system. san francisco is 1 of 5 counties funded by the state of california to pilot the disaster program. this is a first in the nation effort to strengthen government- affiliated volunteer programs and integrate a volunteer resources. disaster core, we are hoping to
get volunteers shortly. these volunteers will be able to do things for us that others cannot do because of the background checks and the classifications that they had as being a member of disaster core. on our emergency shelters, we quickly assessed the disability needs in emergency shelters. more than 50 personnel were trained to be on the assessment service teams and staff teams. the trainees came from him and services agency and also department of public health and we think that these teams are going to help us in serving our local community and service providers. finally, i hope that you will all go to the academy of sciences to see the new show that is opening may 26th. it is a new exhibit on
earthquakes. this is a lot of fun. that concludes my report. i will turn it over to staff that will present on this next item, which is our special event update. >> as we have done, we continue to highlight the special events as an opportunity to coordinate around planning and execute the event. the more times that were in the emergency operations center, the more times we are getting together on a day-by-day basis. with that, i will turn it over to diana to speak a little bit about the golden gate bridge. >> i and a special event coordinator.
if you have not heard anything about this, there will be 8 series along the waterfront which will culminate in a fireworks show in the evening. this is between 9:00 and 9:30. for this anniversary, they will not be closing the bridge. however, they will be closing this so that they can set off fireworks and to the bridge. for safety reasons, the bridge will be close. this is a very unique opportunity to work with some knee jurisdictions involved. this goes into rose county. we'll have been working very closely in planning this of that. this is also the same footprint, that would be the america's cup. this is an excellent opportunity to exercise our emergency plans and spending for the city.
>> i will ask -- to talk about the america's cup series. >> and we will look at how we all work together as public safety agencies. the first part of that is developing this plan. there are 7 plants. we really needed to check and see how this is going to work. the mayor mentioned that is where we have these series of exercises. we have all the different agencies and fall, we have almost 50 agencies participating in each 1 of our exercises. we will get an understanding of how this might impact may. the second exercise was 1 where we thought about where things went as planned. we look at how the plans would work to get there, where the personnel would be, where they would be located, and how things
will flow parent of the third exercise was, what if something bad happens? we took this same scenario that we had for this and we used the second exercise of the plan and we look at what if we had protective demonstrations, what if we had some type of event at the bridge. what if we had mass cataclysmic incident. each time, we had over 100 participants. we decided how we're going to respond while at the same time, maintaining all of these operational levels of service throughout the rest of the service. we have gone through the 3 exercises of the america's cup and now we have the opportunity to test them with the golden gate bridge. it has been a great opportunity to meet all of the different agencies and for us to meet 1 another. we will learn how to make this work.
>> finally, i will go over fleet week. once again, we are in need deep in planning. this will be here the first week of october. once again, there is a focus on the air show. this remains a great partner. this starts with the senior leadership seminar. we will bring together military and civilian leaders. we will touch on a number of topics. we have a lot of good ideas ranging from the medical search all the way into cyber security issues. as we start to pull these things together, we will keep you informed with that. we will continue an annual exercise and bring the military together with civilian responders and managers to really start to test how we work
together with dod. we have all seen the line diagrams. this is very complicated. usually things get stopped. first you have the mayor, who asks the governor, who asks the president. this can get really complicated. we have started to exercise with this and this is how it all works from a policy perspective. we have a topic last year, which is a national challenge. we also had a walk around how we would work together for that. knowing, this was a big ugly complex that you would not fall a couple of hours. we were able we want to narrow the focus and get down to some gran new layer tee on some of the issues --
gran layer tee on some of the issues. so there will be three tracks that are going to happen more or less simultaneously. the first is a command and control exercise. actually the scenario for that is being bounced around. it will be route clearance and the debris management plans. and the idea is, how do we work together? the second is the communications peels. we wants to bring the military in with the communications experts from san francisco and actually have them talk to each other. it's not as easy to bridge some of these networks as it seals. and i'm not the communications guy. so the idea is to spends the first part of that exercise talking to each other and learning, and the second part, send them into the field and let them play with the toys and do it. get that experience, get to know each other. finally, the third track on this is to continue on the medical surge portion of it. we're trying to put together an experience that will introduce
some of our hospital planners, our hospital administrators to the world of the national disaster system in a very real way. if all goes as planned, we'll be bringing them together for a briefing. from there they will be boarding an aircraft and taken to moffett. a military aircraft or helicopter, taking them to moffett, where the national guard has offered to put on a display of a c-130 j, the big car go planes, that's what will be there. and another briefing from the medical people there on how this all works. it will be a kickoff to what we would like to be a year-long effort at really planning for how we would move patients out of san francisco if we had to in a logical and safe fashion in exercising with the d.o.d., culminating with the summer of
2013. if it goes as planned, culminating in 2013 with an actual patient movement exercise, where we would have the hospitals, have their operations centers open, actually have to make some of these decisions, work with the health department operations center, work with the e.o.c. and work with d.o.d. to actually, over two days, plan for, organize and execute a patient movement. it sounds very ambitious, but our friends in the military are very confident they can do it. and i'm throwing the challenge out to our health community, because i think we can do. i when you actually get right down to it, it needs to be done. honestly it's the first time that any of us have seen this happen. i think san francisco is the place to do it. and with that, i think we're done. >> thank you, rob. very exciting. yes, monique. >> two comments, if i may. first and foremost, i just want to make sure everybody in the room is aware that there will be america's cup events in 2012
during fleet week. that will create a lot of excitement and a lot of activities. and to that end, i want to make sure that we look at the refund plans, because the assets we normally have available will not be available, so we might want to have others identified. >> as part of the planning and the three exercises, we did raise those issues, monique. but thank you. president chiu. >> post exercise with briefings with my colleagues and i. we are getting dozens of suggestions every week on what the city is doing [inaudible] >> we would be happy to do that. they're not totally put together yes, correct? >> the first draft of the action is being released, they'll get feedback and we'll
be able to release it formally once we get there. >> we will definitely do that. thank you. any other questions or comments? ok. then i'm going to turn it over to our resilience and recovery manager, alicia johnson, who's going to tell us about all the great stuff we did in april and are still doing. >> thank you. as the mayor said, we have a campaign going on right now with current retailers throughout the community. i believe you also have a disaster checklist in front of you, a shopping list. these are things that are sold at retailers. out in the hallway we have a poster similar to that graphic here to give you an idea. an example of the displays that a local retailer has put up in honor of april and the campaign. additionally with that, we also
have or have had a radio campaign going on with f.m. 106 cameo. this is the website that they have had up. so we, too, could get ready and go directly to our 72-hour page. in addition to that we have one more opportunity that -- for you all, and it's actually part of the family and that is what the museum through park and rec. our partnership with that particular organization showcases how to drop cover and hold and what to do if there is a tsunami alert and you are near low-lying ground. we have an opportunity to reach out to children and, again, help implement the culture of preparedness that the mayor mentioned earlier. and just a reminder to let you all know, we do continue to talk about not only our emergency preparedness, but our emergency management skills through all of our social media
channels on twitter, facebook and others to help spread the awareness and the preparedness. thanks. >> thank you, alicia. any questions? april is always a fun month for us and lots of activity. so april and october are our two biggest months. this year even bigger with america's cup here. we are starting to highlight each meeting we're going to highlight one our community partners. so i'm going to ask michael pappas, director of san francisco interface council, if you would like to spend a few minutes giving us an update on where you are and maybe tell us a little bit about your program coming up next week. >> thank you, director cronenberg. my name is michael pappas, the executive director of the san francisco interface council and a member of our city's human rights commission. our council was founded actually 23 years ago in
response to two crises in the city. a homeless crisis and an earthquake. we received our initial funding from church world service because they wanted to give funding to a group that was interfaith. so a group of faith leaders who were in the mayor's office at that time again met and that was the genesis of the interfaith council. we have 800 congregations in the city and counties of san francisco, as well as their respective jude ca torres and the faith-based social services agents sis that provide essential services to some of the most vulnerable in our community. you're talking about april being the month. like a very long certainlyon, we've extended it into may -- sermon, we've extended it into may. [laughter] it's hard to believe, but i'm looking at one of our partners, and jim turner and director cronenburg.
this is going to be our fourth biennial conference. as many of you remember when katrina hit it was the big community that was there right at the outset and continues to be there. we've been blessed to work with great partners like the american red cross and d.e.m. this year we are very excited on may 2. we are going to be gathering again at st. mary's cathedral. i'm pleased to tell you that we have exceeded capacity. we have more than the 200 that we planned for, so we're ordering more food. we are blessed to have as our speakers both chief joanne hayes and director cronenburg is going to give us a briefing as well. we are going to be welcoming from the u.s. department of homeland security the director of the center for faith-based and neighborhood partnerships, david meyers, and the region nine fema administrator, nancy ward. we're going to begin the wram
with a memorial service for all of those who perished in the crises and disasters over the last two years. interestingly, when we sent the invitation we extended it not just to the clergy, but the facilities managers as well as the key volunteers in communities, and we seat those who attend by neighborhood, so that they can get to know one another. this year we are really pleased to be working with the city in a neighborhood empowerment network. they are rolling out something called resilient bill. a tabletop exercise that's going to be making its debut both at our workshop as well as in new wellington, new zealand. so we will be celebrating that. following that there's going to be a panel of stakeholders who have had firsthand experience in the december, 2011, western edition fires as well as those who are doing ongoing disaster preparedness up in diamond heights. i'm pleased to tell you that our support -- the funding for
this particular program is coming from the california pacific medical center, who we've had a very, very good relationship with regarding disaster preparedness. and i gave all of you copies of the save the date card. if you want to pop your heads in, there's a registration card there. i'm sure that there will be enough food for everyone. >> thank you, michael. we're going to make this a regular feature of disaster council, where we let our community partners share what's going on next -- i guess july is our next council meeting. we're going to ask alessaadamo if she wants to come forward and share with us. last meeting we had the american red cross. so we will continue to do this. and we also -- and i didn't want to put the city administrator, kelly, on -- i didn't want to put her on the spot today, so we're starting it at our next meeting.
but as a regular agenda item, we are going to have updates from the lifelines council, because the lifelines council meets about a week before disaster council, so it seems like a natural that we would get updated on the great work that you're doing there. so at our next meeting. and if there are other things that folks would like to see that we're not covering, let me know. we're trying to make this a little more interactive. i also -- you know, these meetings used to be an hour and a half. i think an hour is plenty of time. everybody's very busy. but, you know, we don't want people to sit here. we'd really like your input. so share your ideas, if you have anything that we're not doing that you think we should. so this is your opportunity to tell us what's going on in your world. are there any updates from councilmembers 1234 members of the board, are there things that you would like to share with us? yes. >> i'm with the building owners
managers association. we represent the commercial office buildings downtowns, approximately about 200 of them. i'd just like to thank the fire department and the police department and d.e.m. in particular, because we have a great working relationship with each of those three city departments. we're conducting this year, in august, a um -- could of building evacuations, emergency preparedness things. we had a shooter at 101 cowell a number of years ago. we need to replicate these kinds of instances in office buildings to make sure they don't happen again in reality. so i just want to, on behalf of boma thank the police departments, the fire department and d.e.m. for working closely with downtowns and in particular, with the building owners and managers association. thank you. >> thank you for all the good work you're doing. other announcements? yes. >> both the department heads are probably aware of the ongoing recovery techniques and tools.
the introductory version of this is being given once during may and we've been in touch probably with your chief financial officers to capture those who haven't had that level of training. and the next level of trainer deeper into the same materials, more sophisticated. so we have a really good core of people that know how to do fema cost recovery being built in the city. the controller's office will do that, a deeper one also during the month of may. and depending how good it is, then we can make some improvements and invite other departments after that. so just to make you aware those are happening. if you have somebody that needs introduction to cost recovery training, again, we've probably been in touch with them already, but let us know if there's somebody who looks like that. >> thank you, peg. other announcements? >> maybe just a reminder about the [inaudible] >>